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Daily Archives: 12/31/2016

My Plans and Goals for 2017

I cannot believe that this will be my last blog post for the year of 2016. It has been quite a year for me as a food blogger. Cooking and blogging have been an excellent and fun learning experience. I want to share with you, some of my plans/goals for my blog for the upcoming year. So here it goes.

My plans are I’ve decided to go back on some of my posts that I wrote and do a lot of proofreading/editing. I too will do picture retakes for most of the photos of the food that I took this year and do my best to make my blog look professional. I also would like to make cooking videos.

My goals are to improve on becoming a better food blogger because I am highly interested in getting sponsorships by some food brands someday. Last but not least, the main reason why I created a food blog; As some of you know, I used to be pretty nervous about using the oven/stove cause of my C.P. (Cerebral Palsy). But since I’ve learned about my amazing gift of cooking that God has given me, I have discovered that I’m losing my fear of the stove.

In fact, within the past few months, I have found that cooking for me is incredibly therapeutic, relaxing, enjoyable, and it has been a great learning experience. My passion for it has grown quite rapidly. Now I want, and I believe God wants me to find other ways of how to share my love for cooking with other people who are able-bodied and or have special needs by teaching them how to cook and help them feel more comfortable working with a hot surface while sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

Also, I would like to wish a Happy New Year to you all! I too want to say “Thank You so much” to each and every one of you for following and reading my articles. I am looking forward to sharing new recipes with you and posts throughout the upcoming 2017 year!

 

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Fantasy Fudge

Fudge is a fantastic all year round classic favorite and my most-liked candy. It’s incredibly luscious, rich, and highly addicting.

I realize that it’s extremely unhealthy, but the other night I simply couldn’t help myself and made it for the first time. This fudge recipe that I got off a JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme jar was relatively easy to make, and the best part is that it literally melts in your mouth.

*Court’s Cooking notes: Make sure to have everything set out and ready to mix.*

Fantasy Fudge

What You’ll Need

3 C sugar

3/4 C butter or margarine

1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup) (Do not use sweetened condensed milk.)

3 pkg. (4 oz. each) Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate chopped

1 jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme

1 C chopped PLANTERS Walnuts or pecans, optional

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

Line 9-inch square pan with aluminum Foil, with ends of foil spreading over sides. Set aside

1. Combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk in a large pot and bring them to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook for four minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring continually. Remove the pot away from the heat.

2. Next, combine the chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until melted. Then add the nuts and vanilla; mix well. Pour into the previously prepared pan; spread to cover the bottom of the pan. Let cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting into 1-inch squares.

Source Kraft Recipes


Coming up next week on cooking with Court

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Salad

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Crunchy Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Side Dish Salt & Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

Here are some of my favorite desserts that I have made or wrote about this year. 

Rocky Road Milkshake

Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Satisfying your sweet-tooth